2011 Lightweight Manx Grand Prix winner, 34th, 37th within the Monster Energy Supersport races of TT 2012, accomplished Mountain Course exponent Billy Smith is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
The Manxman’s answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“Jurby South Road Races, my first ever real road race but they don’t run it now.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“It would have to be the Yamaha 400 Supersport, the only bike I ever won on.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“The whole event from the funny faces we pull inside our helmets through fear and excitement, to how friendly and helpful everyone is in the paddock.”
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Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“Got to be the TT.”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“Would have to say Andy Cowin, as it was his engine I borrowed after he crashed in practice, it would of been a great race (2011 Lightweight Manx GP) between us had he made the race.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Winning the Manx GP Lightweight race in 2011, the only race I’ve ever won.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“Only racing on the Isle of Man matters.”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Supersport every time.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
Words by Stevie Rial